tropical diseases http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Wash U To Engineer Bacteria To Kill Intestinal Parasites http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wash-u-engineer-bacteria-kill-intestinal-parasites <p>A Washington University researcher has received a $100,000 global health grant from the <a href="http://www.gatesfoundation.org/">Bill &amp; Melinda Gates Foundation</a> to support research focused on preventing the transmission of parasitic diseases in developing countries.<br><br>Although there are drugs to help kill <a href="http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs366/en/">parasitic worms </a>and their eggs in the human body, stopping their transmission in the environment is challenging.<br> Tue, 21 May 2013 22:40:06 +0000 VĂ©ronique LaCapra 26608 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Wash U To Engineer Bacteria To Kill Intestinal Parasites